In 1923 a charismatic leader along with his associates attempted a Coup. It was called the Beer Hall Putsch. It failed. He was tried for treason, found guilty and sentenced to five years in jail.
He served only nine months. In those nine months he wrote a book, Mein Kampf. Upon release he enlarged and built the Nazi party to begin the “Third Reich”.
The second impeachment trial of Donald John Trump and its outcome is unimportant because it fails to realize the real danger.
That danger is Trump’s supporters within the government by insurrectionist senators and house members whose sole goal was and is to seize and control power.
Outside of the government the followers of Trump’s propaganda continue to follow him and try to take power by any means necessary.
Let’s be clear. The real danger is not Trump, but the person his followers will next to choose to follow. The person will be the one who can convince the Trumpsters that they understand their victim status, and that they alone can bring about the change that Trump promised but failed to deliver.
My Latin teacher’s (yes, I am that old or wise) favorite saying was that you cannot see the trees for the forest or the forest for the trees.
My Democratic and Republican friends need to stop focusing on Trump’s actions as being related to the election. His and Republican allies actions are not about policy foreign or domestic. What is their motivation to not recognize the election of President elect Biden? What is their motivation to not address Covid-19? What is their motivation to turn their backs on the workers who need help getting through this crisis? What is their motivation to not give a second stimulus package?
Steve Bannon, Senator Ted Cruz and the right have both said that their purpose was to limit and destroy the power of the federal government. What has gone on during the Trump presidency has been devoted to this end. Whether it was the failure of Republicans to vote President trump guilty of the crime of obstruction of justice in his impeachment, their failure to recognize and address Covid-19, ending treaties, and retreating from the climate accords; THE GOAL HAS BEEN TO LIMIT AND ULTIMATELY END/OR DESTROY THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
Why? How about a new government in which Republicans can win elections? How about turning the country to an oligarchy? But more likely the base motive is greed. They like the Russian model of government; especially if they get to be the oligarchs.
You remember don’t you? The hordes of mother raping, father raping, drug smuggling, disease infested, child molesting Mexicans from across our unprotectd borders with thighs as big as cantalopes – I been watching. I haven’t seen them. Have you? Do you think you were HOODWINKED by the Republicans under President Trump?